Three years ago the strategy of "one-stop VET cooperation" was adopted by the Federal Government. 50 representatives of organisations involved in VET cooperation have met in Berlin. The aim was to discuss the progress, what needs to be done and how collaboration in VET should be developed.
The SLGTI will function as a centre of excellence for technical and vocational education and training for Sri Lankan youth from all across the country. It will help to prepare them for a successful transition into the labour market and gain meaningful employment.
German embassies and Consulate Generals are regularly the first point of contact in their respective host countries and this also applies in the case for VET cooperation. As a result of the increasing interest worldwide, the Embassies and Consulate Generals have developed their expertise.
GOVET leads a specialist discussion on dual vocational education and training and on issues relating to the transfer of vocational education and training with government and business representatives from East African countries.
Georgia is reforming its education and training system in order to improve the quality of products and services. Federal Education Minister Wanka assures her Georgian counterpart Jejelava of German support.
Germany, through its development cooperation, supports the South Caucasus region to achieve further progress in sustainable economic development by the program "Private sector development South Caucasus" implemented by GIZ on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
The German-Russian VET collaboration has been an example of successful cooperation for many years. On 7 June, the departments of education from both countries met together with other stakeholders in Munich. The Russian delegation used the visit in order to look at examples of best practice.
For developing its TVET system, Myanmar is working closely together with Germany. Currently, the ongoing Technical Cooperation, implemented by GIZ, is being evaluated and a new project prepared – with contribution of GOVET.
Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier travels to Mexico on 6 June for the start of the country's Year of Germany. In light of this, Ms Martina Klumpp, head of the Business and Global Issues department at the German Embassy in Mexico City, outlines the prospects.
Three years after the signing of the Berlin Memorandum, representatives from Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, and Slovakia met to attend a multilateral workshop. The aims of the event were to review the success of the Memorandum and officially launch a multilateral peer learning platform.
Germany and Italy agree on the next steps for the collaboration in vocational education and training. On 3 May, Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka and her Italian counterpart Stefania Giannini signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Lake Como in Villa Vigoni.
How can the quality of TVET be improved to meet the needs of skilled workers of the industrial zones of Viet Nam? This question was discussed at the conference "Reform of the Training of Manpower for Industrial and Economic Zones of Viet Nam", which took place in Ho Chi Minh City on 26th May 2016.
As part of the Hanover trade fair, an important podium discussion took place on 25 April 2016 entitled "Innovation & skilled workers: How US vocational education and training draws on the German dual education system".
Germany hosted the Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank for the first time. VET was one of the main topics of the event, resulting in an agreement to expand the cooperation between Germany and ADB in this field. GOVET was represented at the Annual Meeting with an information stand.
The annual TVET Report Viet Nam is result of a successful trilateral cooperation between NIVT, GIZ and BIBB. Key topic of the 2015 Report are Centres of Excellence. At a workshop in Hanoi, the BIBB shared expertise on Inter Company Training Institutes in Germany.
GOVET has been providing specialist support to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the vocational education and training cooperation with Russia for many years.The activities for 2016 were agreed with the partners in Moscow in March.
Students from the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University examined the implementation of occupational safety in Italian companies. The challenges addressed by Italian education and training reform included occupational safety in addition to attracting companies to participate in company-based training.
The themes of the round table for international collaboration in vocational education and training at state secretary level which took place on the 3 March in Berlin were the refugee situation both within Germany and beyond, the opening of Iran and the UNESCO recommendation relating to VET.
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